elevated AObQx March 2, 1932 – October 2, 2023

elevated AObQx It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Kathleen Meany.

elevated AObQx Kathleen died on October 2nd, 2023 in Toronto, at the age of 91.  She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Patrick Meany, who died on October 2nd, 2003.

elevated AObQx Kathleen (neé Quirke) was born in 1932.  She grew up on a farm with seven siblings (Tommy, Michael, Walter, Sean, Ted, Mary and Eileen) in Glinsk, County Galway, Ireland.  At age 17 she left Ireland to train as a nurse in Manchester, England.  She returned to Ireland to work in Dublin in the 1950s at what is now St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital.

elevated AObQx She immigrated to Canada in 1958 and married Patrick at St. Patrick’s church in Toronto.  Kathleen and Patrick raised a busy and large family in Mississauga:  Mary (Robert) Picard, John Meany, Anne (Lionel) Berry, Dan (Robin) Meany, James Meany and Paul Meany.  Kathleen was blessed with ten grandchildren:  Helen Kathleen Picard, Katie Picard, Andrew Berry, David (Emma) Meany, Cameron Meany, Elizabeth Meany, Liam Meany, Grace Meany, Michael Meany and Natalie Meany.  She was a great-grandmother to Charlie and Penny (children of David and Emma Meany), and Lila Jane Atterberry (daughter of Katie Picard and Jack Atterberry). 

elevated AObQx While raising her many children in Mississauga, Kathleen worked periodically at Toronto General Hospital on the night shift and eventually joined Upjohn Healthcare Services, where she was assigned to work at several hospitals and nursing homes.  She would sometimes arrange for her children sing and play piano at the nursing homes at Christmas.

elevated AObQx Kathleen was hired in 1973 by the Sisters of St. Joseph at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in west Toronto (now part of St. Joseph’s Health Centre).  She worked there for 25 years and was eventually promoted to the role of hospital supervisor.  Her happiest times in her nursing career were at Our Lady of Mercy, where she was loved and recognized for her exemplary, compassionate care.

elevated AObQx Kathleen showed her children what hard work looked like. In addition to raising a large family she supported Patrick with his scholarly book distribution and publishing business and Catholic school board trustee work. 

elevated AObQx She accepted the challenge of many years of declining health with dignity and sharp wit.  She leaves behind her Irish family, including her beloved sisters Eileen and Mary in Dublin and their families, and a large Canadian clan that she and Patrick established. 

elevated AObQx Kathleen was a beautiful person who was dearly loved. 

elevated AObQx Visitation
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Catholic Cremation Services
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, ON L5T 1N4

elevated AObQx Funeral Service
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Catholic Cremation Services
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, ON L5T 1N4

elevated AObQx To view the funeral service, please click HERE

elevated AObQx Burial
Assumption Catholic Cemetery 
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, ON L5T 1N4